Any list of states in which I am tickled not to live would have to include Indiana, where they have a town called Terrible Hot. It's a place where they can't even decide whether to use Daylight Savings Time or not.
But dagnab it if the wise solons in the Indiana Legislature didn't pass a bill and get it signed by Governor Mitch Daniels that allows citizens out there to shoot police officers if they feel endangered by a cop.
You read it right - a new state law allows residents to use deadly
force in response to the “unlawful intrusion” by a “public
servant” to protect themselves and others, or their property.
This all comes to light in a summer of unprecedented gun violence in America, and not long ago, a dufus in Florida shot to death a door to door salesman who came around selling steaks and seafood. He took advantage of the Florida "stand your ground" law to kill this man, lest the salesman wing him with some frozen sirloins or salmon filets.
Sergeant Joseph Hubbard of the Jeffersonville PD says, “If I pull over a car and I walk up to it and the guy
shoots me, he’s going to say, ‘Well, he was trying to illegally
enter my property.’” Hubbard, president of
Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100, adds, “Somebody
is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”
There are people in this country who sit around believing that the police are coming to take them away and put them in some sort of concentration camp. So this will give them all the ammo they need, you should pardon the expression, to fire like madmen, you should pardon the expression, should a police officer come within 100 yds. of them.
We should pardon Sen. Young and his NRA friends, too, I suppose, because they're not out there about to get shot at.